Activities Around Mandolin Pier
San Leon has two bait shops offering live shrimp and croaker, as well
as fresh dead shrimp. On the north end of the peninsula, you'll find
next to Topwater Grill can also fix you up. Tell them we sent you!
SAN LEON/BACLIFF AREA
Bayshore Park is a 28-acre park only 3.5 miles away from Mandolin
Pier. This Galveston County park has walking trails, picnic areas, and
a party pavilion. The park hosts local events such as the annual circus,
motorcycle rallies and community fundraisers.
Saltwater Fitness opened their doors in Bacliff right after Hurricane
Harvey. For a good old fashioned gym workout in a motivational
environment, go say hi to the guys and gals at Saltwater. Be ready to
If outdoor fitness is more your style, grab your mountain bike (yes, you
read that right!) and mosey on over to Jack Brooks Park in Hitchcock. Lots
of twisty single track with natural roots and technical features.
The Texas City Dike features over five miles of beaches, boat ramps, shelters and water amenities. Find out why more than 500,000 people visit the dike each year to participate in fishing, boating, cycling, kite flying and extreme water sports!
The Texas City Gun Range is an excellent choice for sharpening your marksmanship skills. Operated by the City of Texas City, the
range features pistol and rifle fields, as well as two regulation skeet fields, one trap field and one 5 Stand field. Be sure to read the rules!
KEMAH/CLEAR LAKE AREA
Kemah Boardwalk – one of the area's most popular tourist attractions, featuring shops, restaurants, a marina, and amusement
park. See the schedule on their website for regularly scheduled live music and fireworks!
NASA Johnson Space Center - An experience that's out of out of this world!
Schlitterbahn – The water and air are always in the 80s!
Moody Gardens – Moody Gardens has something for everyone. Rainforest, aquarium, movie theatres, golf course and even a white sands beach.
Galveston Area Beaches - the barrier island of Galveston boasts a number of different beaches. Use this guide to find the one that fits your style.